Feb. 24, 2021

Dear Members,

Somehow, we have made it to the end of February and we are now setting our sights on spring. It has not been an easy winter with the pandemic still in our midst and very cold weather in many parts of the country. I trust that you have all been coping with the situation and staying well.

This winter message brings with it another excellent issue of TESL Canada Connects, edited by our new PR and Outreach chair, Amrita Gill, and a community member from this committee, Aiman Syed. We are grateful for these two TESL MB members for their contributions to our wider TESL Canada community and for putting together this uplifting and newsy edition. Please take a read; you won’t be disappointed. It features both stories from members and newcomer stories. Also included is information about the TCEF grants as well as links to spring conferences.

As is evidenced in this newsletter, the TESL Canada volunteer board continues to be hard at work both in our own provincial organizations and on behalf of the TC members. Moreover, we do wish to gratefully acknowledge our sincere appreciation for on-going contributions from our membership (e.g., serving as community members on committees, contributing to professional learning initiatives). Working together is the key to a vibrant professional association. Additionally, our two part-time office staff continue their support of our organization, especially in terms of the careful management of certification and accreditation.

Please look for forthcoming information on webinars and further details about spring conferences through emails, our website, and social media. If you have an article or idea to contribute to TESL Canada Connects or you would like to send in a webinar proposal, we welcome such contributions.

Again, we are sending our warm wishes to you all. We look forward to our continued positive communications and collaborations.

Paula Kristmanson-President

Don Moen- VP